S65 AMG W222 Behemoth to have 630 HP

The world of high-end, ultra-exclusive and high-performance luxury sedans is filled with customers that usually demand the very best when talking about the aforementioned adjectives.
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The recently launched Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG is a tire-torturing beast that, looking at its specs, performance, pricing, comfort and exclusivity is nothing to be ashamed with in your multi-car garage. This can only mean that the next iteration of the crown jewel of AMG saloons, the upcoming S65 AMG, should trump its little brother in all aspects.

So far, the only confirmed news about the soon-to-be-launched model is the fact that it will obviously sport the most hardcore version of the AMG-tuned V12 and be a tad bit more exclusive than the already exclusive S63.

The peeps from Mercedes-Benz Passion insist they know that the new AMG sedan will offer 630 hp and an electronically limited torque of 1000 Nm (737 lb/ft). Other bits of info from the same source state that the S65 will finally switch to the MCT 7 G-tronic transmission, which has proved on the G65 AMG model that it can now handle (part of) the Earth-moving torque figure.

We say “part of”, because, as some of you AMG aficionados already know, the six-liter twin-turbo V12 by AMG actually develops 1200 Nm (885 lb/ft) and has been electronically restricted for the reason of being too insane for a rear-wheel drive car. The 4-Matic all-wheel drive system hasn't been confirmed for the 65 AMG, but it would prove to be a really nice surprise. We will have to wait until a January 2014 unveil to see the real thing.

Story via Mercedes-Benz Passion
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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